BT business centre, Harton Quay, South Shields

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    "£10.5 million BT business centre on the South Shields riverside. The building was designed by +3 Architecture http://www.plus3.co.uk/ of Newcastle and built by built for South Tyneside Council by Miller Construction (now Galliford Try). It has beenleased to BT as a base for its local government UK operations. Construction work began in May 2010 and was completed in September 2011. The site is on former docks and the brief, developed in collaboration with the regional development agency One North East, called for a bold contemporary scheme that will establish the quality benchmark for future developments in the area. The scheme was designed to reconnect the town to the river and is characterised by ‘fingers’ of development separated by landscaped ‘slipways’ that provide inclined pedestrian links down to the waterfront. The simple, bold form and language have been praised by the Commission for Architecture in the Built Environment. The building itself remains a bit controversial, taking a prime spot on the riverside. Full details and photos on SkyScraperCity: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1059459" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2015.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4756533
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 6 months ago
    Viewed: 130 times
    Picture Taken: 2015-11-27
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